Posted by Amy Engebretson on Wed, Mar 16, 2011 @ 10:34 AM
iCal is an Internet Calendar Subscription link that you can use to subscribe to a calendar. Once in place, you can view that calendar in Outlook 2007 and various on-line iCalendars such as Google.
iCal links are great for Physicians who are constantly on the go. The iCal “feeds” are periodically updated according to the frequency set in the “target” calendar application (such as Outlook) so the views are always current.
In a word: simplicity. You have an easy way to “feed” the information to you, and an easy way of taking it with you anywhere you have your SmartPhone or internet access.
For example, you can:
Once an iCal subscription link is working in Google or Outlook 2007, you can use the features already supplied with your SmartPhone to “go mobile”! No special app is needed!
However, be sure to follow the directions supplied with your specific SmartPhone to accomplish this task.
Use your SmartPhone to communicate and manage your daily personal and business activities. The tiny screen may not be ideal for complex data entry, but it works well for reading information such as text messages and call calendars.
Be the “Techie Guy”. You could be the friendly local person your colleagues contact for additional help because this “final mile” is hands-on and specific for each type of SmartPhone.
These calendars can be found on websites where people host calendars. On such a website, you can click a link to download and subscribe to the calendar, or someone can send you a link to the Internet Calendar Subscription in an e-mail message. Some secure sites, such as Call Scheduler, require a username, password access before you can create an iCal subscription link.
If you want to stop a subscription, you simply delete the subscription-link from the iCal List within Google, Outlook, or your SmartPhone and you will no longer see that iCalendar.